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2013

Chair: Prof. Marika Veisson
Theme: Values, Culture and Contexts
Venue: Tallin, Estonia
Dates: 28th August - 31st August 2013

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2012

Chair: Prof. João Formosinho
Theme: Pre-birth to Three: Idenities, Learning, Diversities
Venue: Oporto, Portugal
Dates: 29th August - 1st September 2012

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2011, Twenty-first European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Theme: Education from birth: Research, practices and educational policy
Venue: Geneva - Lausanne
Dates: 14th - 17th September 2011

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2010, Twentieth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Dr Tony Bertram, Centre for Research in Early Childhood, Birmingham, UK
Theme: Knowledge and Voice in Early Childhood: who knows, who speaks, who listens?
Venue: The University of Birmingham
Dates: 5th - 8th September 2010

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2009, Nineteenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Marie Nicole Rubio, Le Furet, Strasbourg
Theme: Diversity
Venue: Palais des Congrès of the European Union, Strasbourg, France
Dates: 26th August - 29th August, 2009
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2008, Eighteenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Dr Marit Alvestad, The Research Network 'Barnehageliv' (including the University of Stavanger, Queen Maud's University College, & Vestfold University College and Oslo University College), Stavanger.
Theme: Reconsidering the Basics in Early Childhood Education
Venue: University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
Dates: 3rd September - 6th September, 2008

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2007, Seventeenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Zenija Berzina International Step by Step Association (ISSA), Latvia
Theme: Revisiting Vygotsky: Crossing Borders
Venue: Top Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Dates: 29th August - 1st September
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2006, Sixteenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Johanna Einarsdottir,University of Iceland, Reykavik
Theme: Democracy and Culture in Early Childhood Education
Venue: University of Iceland, Reykavik, Iceland

2005, Fifteenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Irene Gunning, IPPA & Dr. Philomena Donnelly, CUB, Dublin
Theme: Young Children as Citizens: Identity, Belonging, and Participation
Venue: St Patrick's College, City University of Dublin, Drumcondra, Ireland
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2004, Fourteenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Dr. Valerie Sollars, University of Malta, Msida
Theme: Quality curricula: The Influence of Research, Policy and Praxis
Venue: University of Malta, Msida, Malta
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2003, Thirteenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Theme: Possible Childhoods: Relationships and Choices
Venue: Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland
Dates: 4th September - 7th September 2003

2002, Twelfth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Loula Papachristoforou, President, Lito Papachristoforou Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Theme: Strategies for Effective Learning in Early Childhood
Venue: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Dates: 30th August - 2nd September 2002

2001, Eleventh European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Dr Niko Fijma, Hogeschool Alkmaar, Netherlands in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Theme: Early Childhood Narratives
Venue: Hogeschool Alkmaar, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Dates: 29th August - 1 September 2001

2000, Tenth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Joint Chairs: Professor Peter Moss, Thomas Coram Foundation, London University and Professor Helen Penn, University of East London, London
Theme: Complexity, Diversity and Multiple Perspectives in Early Childhood
Venue: Institute of Education, University of London, London, England
Dates: 30th August - 1st September 2000

1999, Ninth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Juhani Hytanen, Department of Teacher Education, Kindergarten and Class Teacher Section, University of Helsinki, Helsinki
Theme: How Does Early Education Lead to Lifelong Learning
Venue: University of Helsinki,Helsinki, Finland
Dates: 1st - 4th September 1999

1998, Eighth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Dr. Miguel Zabalza, University of Santiago, Santiago de Compostela with support from Galician Association of Early Childhood Teachers (AGAMEI), Santiago de Compostela
Theme: Early Years Education:New Challenges, New Teachers
Venue: University of Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Dates: 2nd - 5th September 1998

1997, Seventh European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Dr. Dr. Dr. Vassily Fthenakis, State Institute of Early Childhood Education and Research (IFP) supported by Ludwug-Maximillians-University of Munich, the German Youth Institute Germany (DJI), and the German Educational Research Association (DGfE), Early Childhood Education Section. Munich
Theme: Childhood in a Changing Society - Power, Autonomy and Early Years' Education
Venue: Department of Psychology and Education, Ludwug-Maximillians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Dates: 3rd - 6th September 1997
Publications: Fthenakis, W E & Textor, M R, [Eds.], (1998), 'Qualitat von Kinderbetreung; Konzepte, Forschungsergebnisse, internationaler Vergleich', Beltz Verlag, Weinheim & Basel.

1996, Sixth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Dr. Julia Forminsinho, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal supported by GEDI (Grupo de Estudos para o Desenvolvimento e Educaco de Infancia), Braga
Theme: Developing Adults, Developing Children
Venue: Faculdade de Cincias da Universidade Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Dates: 1st - 4th September 1998

1995, Fifth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Dr.Sylvie Rayna, Institut National de Recherche Pedagogique - CRESAS, Paris
Theme: What are the Educational Objectives for Children Aged 0-7 Years?
Venue: University of Sorbonne, Paris, France
Dates: 7th - 9th September 1995
Publications: RAYNA S et al (EDS) 'Quels odjectifs pedagogiques pour l'Education prescholaire?', Nathan: France.1994, Fourth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

1994, Fourth European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Maelis Karlsson Lohmander, Early Childhood Research and Development Centre, Department of Education and Educational Research, Goteborg University, Goteborg
Theme: Settings in Interaction: Research and Implications
Venue: Conference Centre, Hotel Arken, Goteborg, Sweden
Dates: 1st - 3rd September 1994
Publications: KARLSSON LOHMANDER, M (Series Ed.) Researching Early Childhood: Settings in Interaction, (Volume 3, 1997), Early Childhood Research and Development Centre, Goteborg University, Molndal, Sweden.

1993, Third European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Dr Christos Frangos, Director, Educational Research and In-service Training Centre (EDURIT) and Chair of the Department of Early Childhood Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with support from Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe (CIDR EE), Thessaloniki
Theme: Practice Orientated Research Related to the Quality of Early Childhood Education
Venue: The EDURIT Centre, Kriopigi, Chalkidiki, Greece,
Dates: 1st - 3rd September 1993

1992, Second European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Joint Chairs: Professor Dr Tony Bertram & Professor Dr Christine Pascal, Directors, Centre for Research in Early Childhood, University College Worcester, with support from Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe (CIDREE) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Theme: Quality Education Provision for 3-7 year Olds: Its Implications and Implementation
Venue: University College Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom.
Dates: 27th-29th August 1992
Publications: Inaugural publication of 'European Early Childhood Education Research Journal', Volume 1, Number 1, Autumn, 1993

1991, First European Conference on the Quality of Early Childhood Education

Chair: Professor Dr. Ferre Laevers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, with support from Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe (CIDREE) and University College Worcester.
Theme: Defining and Assessing Quality in the Education of Children From 4 -7 Years
Venue: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Dates: 25th - 27th September 1991
Publications: LAEVERS F (Ed) Defining and Assessing Quality in Early Childhood Education, Leuven University Press, Leuven, Belgium